Protoform: NAMU-AQA [PN] Stink, bad smell

Description: Stink, bad smell
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*0 < PN *namu.1a 'smell, taste'

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Uvea Namuaʔa Odeur importune, mauvaise odeur (resp.) (Rch)
New Zealand Maori Namu/namuaa Flavour imparted to food by something with which it has been in contact (Wms)
Niue Namuaa Smell of fish or the sea (vi) (Sph)
Nukuoro Namuaa A sore on the lips (believed to result from missing a meal) Uncertain Semantic Connection (Crl)
Rennellese Namuaʔa To stink (Ebt)
Tongan Namooá A bad smell (Mar)
Tongan Namuaʔa To have a strong or pungent smell (Cwd)
Tuamotu Namu/namuaa A smell, odor; evil-smelling (Stn)

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